The Chiefs Officially Have a Matt Nagy Problem

The Chiefs rank in the bottom 10 in the NFL in second-half points per game
The Chiefs rank in the bottom 10 in the NFL in second-half points per game / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs have losses in three of their last four games, largely due to a disjointed, dysfunctional offense that can't get out of its own way.

Kansas City averaged 19.3 points per game over the last three weeks, a mark that would rank in the bottom eight of the NFL on the year. Things are bad, and the coaching staff needs to turn things around quickly to avoid an early playoff exit.

It's looked like the Chiefs miss Eric Bieniemy for quite a while, but it's never been more obvious than now. Unfortunately, Kansas City appears to have a Matt Nagy problem.

The Chiefs Have a Matt Nagy Problem

While the Chiefs of old could stretch the field and hit a chunk play at any moment, this iteration has Patrick Mahomes fighting for every yard. It's no coincidence this is the worst statistical output of his career and I worry no simple fix is coming.

I wrote originally that Bieniemy's second-half adjustments were sorrowfully missed. That problem has only gotten worse. Bieniemy's Commanders team is still in the top 10 in second-half points per game, while the Chiefs are a miserable 29th (7.5).

We haven't made the appropriate adjustments at the half. That falls on the coaching staff and Matt Nagy's passion for screens behind the line of scrimmage is taking its toll. Andy Reid deserves blame as well, but we've seen him orchestrate successful offenses with this team. We haven't seen that with this specific team from Nagy.

Mahomes is averaging a career-low 6.9 yards per attempt with a career-high 14 interceptions. He can't trust his receivers for the most part, though the poorly-designed offense isn't helping matters.

There's no excuse for how bad this offense is performing. The blame must lie at someone's feet and Nagy doesn't have the goodwill that Reid and Mahomes do.

He's got to make immediate changes, or else this will be his only season as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator.

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